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Sep 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
at the water's edge, as mitt romney and president obama trade pretty fiery charges. abc's jake tapper has that from the white house. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, george. polls indicate that president obama has an advantage over mitt romney when it comes to handling of foreign policy. but romney senses an opening, even if his original criticism of the president was assailed, even by some republicans, for bad tone and timing. even as he deals with the fallout in libya, the president feels that the campaign must go on. so, overnight, he hit las vegas in battleground state, nevada. he took a moment to honor the four fallen americans. >> as americans, we stand united, all of us, in gratitude for their service. and we are mindful of their sacrifice. >> reporter: this morning, however, many questions remain about insufficient security at those diplomatic posts on the anniversary of 9/11. and u.s. leadership in the region in the wake of the arab spring. after all, the president told telemundo this about egypt, the former stalwart ally. >> i don't think we would consider them an
Sep 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> and we're interrupting right now because president obama is about to speak in the rose garden about the violence in libya overnight. four americans have been killed, including the ambassador, j. christopher stevens, the first u.s. ambassador killed since 1979. going to take a quick break, come back with a special report. >>> this is an abc special report. >>> good morning, i'm george stephanopoulos. the president is about to speak in the white house rose garden about the violence in libya overnight. four americans killed, including the u.s. ambassador. a group of armed and angry militants attacked the consulate there. they appear to have had rockets. they set the place on fire. several americans inside were being guarded by the libyan security. the ambassador and three other americans, including an information officer, have been killed. it was sparked by an anti-muslim film created by a manleying in california. the president put out a written statement condemning the attacks, ordering increased security at posts around the world. jake tapper is at the white house right now. >> hello
Sep 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
as the notifications have taken place. we're not sure if president obama will address this on camera or not. >>> christiane amanpour, by my side. just back from the region. what do we know about the film and the film make center. >> not a huge amount. he's been described as a california real estate. he describes himself as an israeli. he's remainingng defiant, sayin islam is a cancer. and saying this was a provocative film to show mohammed is a fraud. and clearly the film showed him as a womanizer, a pedophile, a thug, and generally denigrating islam. there's freedom of expression in this country. there's also 100-year law by the united states supreme court, which means you can't cry fire in a crowded theater. now, one has to figure out the extremists in this country and the extremists out there, who are using this and whipping up hatred. >> you covered the protests in the arab spring. what we're seeing is the consequences of more freedom in the middle east. >> more freedom. i've spoken to the prime ministers of egypt and the new leader of libya. they say they want good relations with the u
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